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Advance sighting: Penguin Chukkas
Posted: 19:46 Tue 22-04-2003.
NiceCupOfTeaAndASitDown have posted their preview of the hotly-awaited Penguin Chukkas, which they describe as "little tubs full of pea sized Penguin biscuit, caramel and either milk or white chocolate chunks" [pic used with their permission]. They've don't have the same sort of physical evidence of the accompanying Penguin Splatz, but do provide the additional snippet that McVities will be updating "the jokes and pictures" on plain old Penguins as well. Just as long as they don't go as far as Cadbury, who are coming under increasing criticism for their new "Free Sports Kit 4 Schools" on-pack promotion (presumably available in sizes from large to Xtra-large). Or indeed the US Sugar Association, who maintain that sugar "can safely form one quarter of a person's food intake", ideally in the form of products made by members of the association, such as Coca-Cola and PepsiCo.


Posted: 16:52 Fri 09-05-2003 by "Diarmuid"
Comment: Woolies in Reading have both the white choc (white lid) or milk choc (red lid). The biscuit is nice and rich, not unlike a crispy american cookie. The chocolate is real, but no real taste difference between the milk and white. But toffee - when did Penguins ever have toffee in them? I've not had a Penguin bar since primary school (the 70s - oh my lord that long ago!) so may be they've changed?
Posted: 14:32 Mon 19-05-2003 by "Flameproof"
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Comment: They're not bad, but the biscuits seem to overpower the taste of the chocolate or the toffee. Quite moreish though- they came in multipacks of 4 at ASDA and I ate 2 in one sitting.
Posted: 21:05 Tue 27-05-2003 by Snackspot
Comment: These are fantastic: the Penguin "shots" the one-handed snack-eating world has been waiting for? I especially liked the slight strangeness of eating proper Penguin chocolate in chunks, and the fact that you can - at last! - vary the ratio of chocolate to biscuit to caramel, in a sort of Jelly Belly jelly bean-stylee.

In fact, the only thing that my party objected to was the joke on the side of one of the tubs: "Q. What is green and smells?" The answer immediately beneath ("McVitie's Quality") is something of a non-sequitur, yet at the same time somewhat more tasteful than the actual punchline ("A. The Incredible Hulk's guff") provided.

Posted: 12:16 Wed 18-06-2003 by "Matthew" # permalink comment
Comment: It's odd, really. There's nothing remarkable about them. Each one of the three things in them is okay, I spose, but nothing special. And yet.. and yet.. I really like them. And I have no idea why. I suppose that's a compliment.
Posted: 22:09 Mon 07-07-2003 by "josh roulston" # permalink comment
Comment: these are really tasty. i was a big concerned that the biscuit bits might have been from dog biscuits though... halfway though the pot, i don't care anymore. arr numm numm.
Posted: 01:39 Wed 28-04-2004 by "frothy" # permalink comment
Comment: I have not tried these new penguin things but sadly I am now in Australia and I cant even get hold of my old favorite sandwich bar but reading your messages has definatly made my mouth water.
Posted: 00:13 Fri 18-06-2004 by "Hector Enrique Promadache"
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Comment: qiero estar en el concurso de nesquik

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